August 20, 2013

Having an air conditioner is a great way to make sure that your home remains cool and comfortable, even on the hottest and most sweltering days of the year in Las Vegas. At the same time, however, it is important for homeowners to realize that air conditioning units are machines; if not properly cared for, they will break down and need repair or replacement from time to time. Any homeowner knows that the cost of replacing or repairing an air conditioning unit can be very expensive, which is why it is important to do everything possible to extend the life of an air conditioner unit.

Replace Filters as Needed
One of the easiest things, yet most overlooked, that you can do to keep your air conditioner running efficiently and properly is to replace its air filters on a regular basis. You may be tired of that same old song… but it is just that important. A dirty air filter means that your air conditioner has to work harder to keep your home cool, which results in higher energy costs for you and can lead to premature repairs. Your air filter should be inspected monthly and replaced as necessary. Typically, air filter replacements cost just a few dollars at your local grocery store and take just a minute to install.

Clean Air Ducts Regularly
If the air ducts in your home are dirty, then you are essentially blowing your hard-earned money right out the window… (pun intended). Furthermore, leaky ducts require an air conditioning unit to work harder than necessary to keep your space cool. By taking the time to clean out your air ducts with a duster and/or vacuum cleaner on a monthly basis, you can prolong the life of your air conditioning unit and save yourself money on your energy bills in the process.

Trim Bushes and Shrubs Around the Unit
If you have a central air conditioning unit, make sure that it is free of obstructions that would keep it from circulating air properly. Having shrubs and bushes growing too close to the unit can cause it to overheat. Generally, the unit should have at least 36 inches of clear space around it for proper ventilation.By following these basic tips, you can ensure that your air conditioner lasts you for a long time to come and thus avoid unnecessary repair and replacement costs.

Once you’ve successfully followed all the recommended steps and find you’re still in need of maintenance, basic A/C repair or replacement, work on your air conditioning system contact The Cooling Company online today or at (702) 567-0707.

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